The IEEE has been a leader in promoting STEM education, or the inclusion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in most K-12 curriculums. The STEM conferences are a part of the effort to engage teachers and students alike, drawing responses from the audience and bringing forth new ideas and new ways to include STEM in the curriculums of younger and younger students. Leah Jamieson presents the factor of different modes of learning, asking the audience how they learn best and delivering evidence on how teaching STEM subjects can help some students who learn differently find their niche in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. Leah Jamieson is currently the Dean of Engineering at Purdue University. She co-founded Engineering Projects in Community Service, or EPICS, and her work with this group has earned her several honors and awards including the National Academy of Engineering's Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, the NSF Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, and the Anita Borg Institute's Women of Vision Award for Social Impact. She also served as the President of the IEEE in 2007.
Leah Jamieson delivers a presentation on the merits of STEM education to people who learn differently, encouraging audience participation as part of the 2013 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education conference.